Oil in the Gulf. A cat thrown in a garbage bin. Chilean miners rescued. Prince William engaged. Top Gear driver unmasked. This is a very British view of the 10 biggest news stories of the year, turned into video games.
The skilled and/or lucky winners of our Nintendo D.I.Y. contest get prizes, courtesy of Nintendo. Those prizes pass through Kotaku's NYC office, where I can confirm that the best WarioWare game is among them. Prizes to be mailed soon!
Game design doesn't have to be a multi-million, multi-year ordeal. Just ask the people who made games for our WarioWare D.I.Y. Warioware contest.
After much work and voting on your part, we're left with nearly a dozen mini-games created on the Nintendo DS to delight and amuse.
Hey! Don't forget to place your vote for what you consider the best Kotaku-themed WarioWare: D.I.Y. game created by you, the readership. The winner will walk away with some mega-sized Nintendo prizes, so choose your votes carefully.
Last week we asked you to impress us and you have succeeded.
That's midnight Kotaku time, so, seven hours from now. If you've been perfecting your Kotaku-themed WarioWare D.I.Y. mini-game to win the enormous grand prize package Nintendo's put up, now's the time to wrap things up and go gold.
You have a little more time, WarioWare D.I.Y. owners, to make a game that might win you a prize. If you want to win, check out the contest details. Non-contestants, go to that same post to gawk at the submissions.
Our WarioWare D.I.Y. contest continues. You haven't won it yet. You haven't lost either. Details here. Prizes sitting in the proverbial vault waiting to be claimed. Details here. Just make sure, American contestants, that you prioritize paying your taxes first.
If you have WarioWare D.I.Y., if you want prizes, if you must make a micro-game that uses the word Kotaku, then, man (or woman), do we have a contest for you. Details here. Deadline approaching.
Owners of WarioWare: D.I.Y., the DS game that lets us witness a world in which Nintendo fans make Nintendo games (Shigeru who?), are reminded/welcomed/encouraged to enter Kotaku/Nintendo's D.I.Y. contest. Make a game. Win money and stuff. Details here. Deadline looming.
Impress us! You can create some pretty amazing games with WarioWare: D.I.Y., but can you create some pretty amazing Kotaku games?
Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi's philosophy on what it takes to make a game, as explained to Metroid co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto, who went on to design Wrecking Crew for the NES and, most recently, WarioWare: D.I.Y. for the Nintendo DS.
WarioWare: D.I.Y. lets budding young game designers with short attention spans make their own video games. Sure they may last less than 10 seconds, but that's enough for some. How does professional video game maker Ron Carmel do?
After pumping out hundreds of lightning quick microgames for the WarioWare series, it's up to you to design the next moneymaker for WarioWare Inc. Your tool? WarioWare: D.I.Y., the Nintendo DS game that lets you create games from scratch.
Kotaku was prepared to mock the release of a metronome for the DSi today, surely not the best thing in this week's offering of DS and Wii downloads. But then we saw the picture for it.
If you plan on picking up WarioWare: D.I.Y. next week—with or without a shiny new Nintendo DSi XL to go along with it—get ready to do some heavy reading, thanks to the game's bulky instruction booklet.
I think we should be prepared for all sorts of evil, player-created games when WarioWare D.I.Y. hits North America this weekend.
Nintendo's upcoming WarioWare: D.I.Y., the game that lets players create their own playable microgames, is tapping a handful of all-star developers to create free downloadable content, including the makers of games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Metroid and Scribblenauts.
Nintendo is making a big deal of upcoming Nintendo DS game WarioWare D.I.Y. at this year's Game Developers Conference, handing out miniature Warios that are not only easy to build, but make a great distraction when people are trying to post.